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Producer: Boutinot Italy Adria ViniGrape Varieties: 100% GleraOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Fruity yet dry fizzAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italy
Fresh and gently fruity fizz from northeast Italy (Veneto) with citrus and green apple aromas. Delicate and lively on the palate with ripe, lightly grapey fruit, zesty acidity and a clean, refreshing finish.
Set up in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, Boutinot's aim is to produce a range of authentic, well-priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Friuli and the Veneto, with the addition of Prosecco, and Grillo and Catarratto wines from Sicily. The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines. Their most recent project has brought Cannonau and Vermentino from Sardinia to the portfolio.
In The Vineyard
From selected parcels of Glera grapes grown northeast of Treviso. Hand harvested at optimum ripeness to give the required balance between aromatics and good acidity.
In The Winery
Gentle pneumatic pressing followed by slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel. Second fermentation in pressure tanks, lasting 4 weeks.
Serve chilled as an aperitif or with peach juice for the perfect Bellini
Awards & Press
NV: Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver
NV: Vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Bronze
NV: International Wine Challenge 2010 - Bronze
NV: " 'Grassy, intense and herbal, with green apple and peardrop flavours,' said Hakkasan's Diana Rollan adding 'This is dry, round and fresh. Intense, balanced and good value.' " Sommelier Wine
Awards 2013, Judges Comments NV: "Fresh nose, with light, mineral tones, peaches and white flowers. Ripe fruity flavours on the palate. Long finish." Decanter Awards edition, October 2012
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